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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Ron Wyden
U.S. Senator (D-Oregon), Member of Select Committee on Intelligence
CNNW 07/31/2013
Tapper continued: intelligence officials acknowledged in a letter that there have been some violations. With today's declassified information, can you shed any new light on what these violations on Americans' privacy were? Wyden: I can't get into those details, but again I will try to add a little bit of context. First, those violations at the intelligence community, General Clapper, specifically referred to were violations of court orders, Jake. Violations of court orders with respect to the bulk collection of the phone records. So when you hear somebody from the
Ron Wyden
U.S. Senator (D-Oregon), Member of Select Committee on Intelligence
CNNW 07/31/2013
Wyden continued 1A: community say there aren't any violations we’ll point to that one specifically. Second, what was stated in the letter to Sen. Udall, myself and 24 other United States Senators, In my view didn't fully portray the extent of the problem. The problem is in my view significantly more troubling than was represented by the intelligence community.
Michael Hayden
Former Director of the NSA and Director of the CIA
CNNW 07/31/2013
Burnettt: Tool collects nearly everything a user does on the internet. And the article (The Guardian) explained “a top secret national security agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization, through vast databases containing e-mails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals according to the documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. “ True? Hayden: Yeah, and it’s really good news and let me tell you why it is.
Sheldon Whitehouse
U.S. Senator, D-Rhode Island
CSPAN 07/31/2013
Whitehouse 4A: off if there is not such a strong instinct in favor of classifying and keeping things classified and we developed information for the American public in a way that minimized that intelligence collection loss and allowed us to have this debate. Thank you.
Richard Blumenthal
U.S. Senator, D-Connecticut
CSPAN 07/31/2013
Blumenthal: I have no doubts about the FISA judges pushing back and having a commitment to the rule of law. But in appearance, the system is failing and failing fast to maintain the trust and credibility of the American people who want to be protected from terrorists threats but at the same time, also protected from the degradation
Richard Blumenthal
U.S. Senator, D-Connecticut
CSPAN 07/31/2013
Blumenthal continued 1: of their constitutional rights. So I am introducing a bill that would change the appointment and selection procedure so that the appearance and the reality of diversity of view and aggressive protection of constitutional rights is maintained and enhanced. I'll introduce this bill tomorrow that would involve circuit court judges on our courts of appeals, chief judges in the appointment process with the continued involvement of the chief justice. And change also the FISA court
Richard Blumenthal
U.S. Senator, D-Connecticut
CSPAN 07/31/2013
Blumenthal continued 2: of reviews selection process. I found in my years that, one of a judges worst nightmares is incompetent counsel. The reason is, especially in a criminal trial. Incompetent counsel or lack of counsel for the defendant means that the record on appeal is weaker, the test and clash of litigation is diminished in quality.
Richard Blumenthal
U.S. Senator, D-Connecticut
CSPAN 07/31/2013
Blumenthal continued 3: That’s the basic principal that I think should be involved in some way in the FISA court as well. And so a second bill I’m prosing is for a special advocate to be involved, not necessarily in the ex-party proceedings on every single warrant, or surveillance or search, but at some
Richard Blumenthal
U.S. Senator, D-Connecticut
CSPAN 07/31/2013
Blumenthal continued 4: point, when there are significant issues of law so that different sides are presented. Challenges are made. And the judge or panel has the benefit of that contention that is at the core of our court process. Our courts not only insist on, but thrive on the clash and testing of different points of view no matter if it’s
Richard Blumenthal
U.S. Senator, D-Connecticut
CSPAN 07/31/2013
Blumenthal continued 5: debate on a legal issue or cross examination, that’s at the essence of our litigation process. So I think in appearance if not in reality, the current design of the FISA court stacks the deck against the protection of our civil liberties and can be improved and enhanced without sacrificing either speed or
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